New Distracted Driving Law Passes in Washington state

Annika Bhananker & Kate Francke


Washington state lawmakers passed the Driving Under the Influence of Electronics Act on July 23, 2017. This year, the Washington Traffic Safety Commission has declared April “Distracted Driving Awareness Month,” and law enforcement agencies will be ready to nab offenders on the state’s roads.

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Through a Walkout, Students Take a Strong Stance Against Gun Violence In Schools

By Hannah Whobrey


On March 14, over 750 MIHS students left their classes to attend a student-led walkout as part of a national movement to support the Parkland shooting survivors and to demand common-sense gun laws. Continue reading “Through a Walkout, Students Take a Strong Stance Against Gun Violence In Schools”

Seventeen Victims of the Parkland Shooting

Alyssa Alhadeff, 14  Alyssa was a freshman. She wanted to be a lawyer or a professional soccer player. A senior on her soccer team remembered her as always sweet and everyone laughed when she was around. The US Soccer Women’s National Team honored Alyssa on March 7th at a match in Orlando, Florida. Scott Beigel, 35 Scott was a geography teacher and a cross-country coach. … Continue reading Seventeen Victims of the Parkland Shooting

What Comes After the Women’s March for Gender Equality?

By Annika Bhananker and Annie Poole


In hundreds of cities across the country, many protesters took to the streets for the 2018 Women’s March in an act of unity. but many young activists are continuing the movement by creating tangible change within the community throughout the whole year. Continue reading “What Comes After the Women’s March for Gender Equality?”

A History of Mistreatment in the Workplace

By Joy Francke


Events in the last hundred years have built up the pressure that led to the recent cultural eruption of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. Women have faced a dark and disturbing reality since first entering the workplace. Today, women are finally speaking out against the sexual harassment and abuse of power perpetuated by their male colleges. However, this abuse is in no way a new phenomenon. Society has come a long way since 1920, when women were told to simply quit their jobs if they could not handle the sexual abuse, yet there is still a long way to go. Continue reading “A History of Mistreatment in the Workplace”

Trump Defunds Sanctuary Cities, Including Seattle

By Annika Bhananker


Five days after the 2017 inauguration, President Trump signed an executive order to defund sanctuary cities across the nation. The ongoing battle between local authorities and the Trump administration is still continuing despite several federal rulings against the order, forcing sanctuary cities such as Seattle to comply with the proposed immigration laws or risk losing a significant portion of federal funding.= Continue reading “Trump Defunds Sanctuary Cities, Including Seattle”